Attend 'Leading Your Church into Growth' training
The Evangelism and Growth Team is offering free places every year (2020-2025) at Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG) training events. If your circuit team are keen to see your churches grow and would like some help with this, you can apply for up to five free places. Teams from larger churches can also apply. LyCiG holds regular residential conferences at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire and High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Online training is also being developed to enable the learning to continue at a time when residential conferences are not possible. Contact the E&G Team to register your interest.
In addition to its residential conferences, LYCiG offers a range of other resources to help local churches grow. Once your team has attended a conference, you can use LYCiG Local to help your circuit leadership team, church councils and local congregations to get excited about the possibility of church growth and to start planning for it. There are also various other courses, conferences and resources which may suit your local context.
LyCiG is run by an ecumenical group of practitioners who seek to equip ordinary local churches to grow. Their conferences and training days are open to groups from all Christian denominations and they work with synods, dioceses, and other denominational bodies to promote numerical and spiritual growth in the church. One of the founders, Robin Gamble, describes LyCiG as there to equip 'the Ford Fiesta of mission' - the average local church. He believes that growth isn't just for large, wealthy churches but is something all churches can pursue. The Evangelism and Growth Team is developing a partnership with LyCiG as we love what they do.